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Wisconsin Brass Quintet with Anthony DiSanza, professor of percussion

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

- $7 – $17

ADDING A BEAT TO BRASS: Percussionist Anthony DiSanza shakes up the Wisconsin Brass Quintet

Showcasing the ensemble’s versatility and creativity, spanning centuries and blurring genres with works by Michael Tilson Thomas, David Sanford, Modest Mussorgsky and Pat Metheny.

Read a news release about the changes with the WBQ.


Alan Ferber Kopi Luwak
James Parker The Golden Section
David Sanford Corpus

– intermission-

Michael Tilson Thomas Street Song
Modest Mussorgsky The Old Castle
Pat Metheny First Circle (arr. Alex Noppe)

The Wisconsin Brass Quintet, 2017-2019. L-R: Daniel Grabois, horn; Mark Hetzler, trombone; Matthew Onstad, trumpet; Tom Curry, tuba; and Alex Noppe, trumpet. Image by Michael R. Anderson.

Anthony DiSanza. Image by Katherine Esposito.

Since 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music. The group now performs with UW-Madison Professor of Percussion Anthony DiSanza, opening new avenues of musical expression and a wide range of styles, from classical to jazz to commercial music. Along with this new formation, the WBQ’s commitment to commissioning, arranging, transcribing, and reimagining repertoire has afforded the group a distinctive and exciting musical voice.

With Alex Noppe and Matthew Onstad, trumpets; Tom Curry, tuba; Mark Hetzler, trombone; Daniel Grabois, horn; Anthony DiSanza, percussion.

The quintet is one of three faculty chamber ensembles-in-residence at UW-Madison. Deeply committed to the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, the group travels widely to offer its concerts and educational services to students and the public in all corners of the state.

This is a ticketed event. $17 adults, $7 all age students/children. Free to music majors, faculty and staff. To avoid long lines, we suggest arriving 30 minutes early or buying tickets ahead of time, either in person or online. Please see link below.

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October 25, 2018
7:30 pm
$7 – $17
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Mills Concert Hall
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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